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Art&Seek Jr: Sure Fire Cures For The Back-To-School Blues

During drop off today it was easy to see who had been sleeping in until noon every day this summer. That 6:30 a.m. alarm must have killer this morning.  I also noticed more than a few sad sacks on the school grounds mourning the end of summer. Seeing their woeful little faces I wanted to hug them and say, “Cheer up! Only 122 days until winter break!” But that would’ve... | Read More

Flickr Photo Of The Week

Congratulations to Rubana Adiba of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. Rubana is a first-time winner of our little contest for her photo, “Morning In Review.” She follows last week’s winner, Jeff Stvan of Fort Worth.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our... | Read More

‘Journalism Vs. The Arts’ – No, Wait, ‘Journalism AND The Arts’

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the Sammons Center for the Arts is hosting a panel discussion Sept. 27th to be moderated by Chris Heinbaugh, vice-president of external affairs at the AT&T Performing Art Center. It will feature Art & Seek’s Anne Bothwell, vice president arts at KERA, Mark Lowry, co-founder of TheaterJones.com, and SMU professor Lauren Smart. Seating... | Read More

The Cedars Union: Art Studios Without Doors

A few years ago, Jerome Weeks wrote about the Bowden Family Foundation purchasing an old ice cream factory in the Cedars neighborhood in Dallas. The plan was to one day convert it into an incubator for artists. But now, they’re testing out the idea in a smaller warehouse nearby. 10 artists have moved into the space:  Riley Holloway (who was just in the Art&Seek Spotlight... | Read More

The Cedars Union: Art Studios Without Doors

A few years ago, Jerome Weeks wrote about the Bowden Family Foundation purchasing an old ice cream factory in the Cedars neighborhood in Dallas. The plan was to one day convert it into an incubator for artists. But now, they’re testing out the idea in a smaller warehouse nearby. 10 artists have moved into the space:  Riley Holloway (who was just in the Art&Seek Spotlight... | Read More

The Newest Phase For Portraitist Riley Holloway

Welcome to the Art&Seek Spotlight. Every Thursday, here and on KERA FM, we’ll explore the cultural creativity happening in North Texas. As it grows, this site, artandseek.org/spotlight,  paints a collective portrait of our artistic community. Check out all the artists and artworks we’ve chronicled.

Photo from Riley Holloway’s latest solo... | Read More

SMU’s Arts Research Center Just Got Bigger And Better – And It’s Got A New Name

When it started six years ago, SMU’s National Center for Arts Research already had the largest arts database in America; it would eventually draw on such sources as the NEA, the League of American Orchestras and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies to analyze how cultural institutions work, how they benefit communities, how they can work better. Now NCAR is merging with the... | Read More

The Big Screen: ‘Hillbilly’

Appalachia is seen as one of the keys to President Trump’s 2016 victories. And since then, scholars and historians have turned their attention to the often overlooked region. Appalachia and the stereotypes about it are explored in a new documentary called “Hillbilly” playing the Women Texas Film Festival, and this week, we talk with Justina Walford, the fest’s... | Read More

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks

Summer is winding down, but there’s still time to get out and enjoy these lazy-hazy days. There’s also plenty to enjoy in the arts this week. Escape the heat and take in a gallery or two, enjoy a film festival, or see an animated character come to life on the stage. Whatever you’re in the mood for, Art&Seek has you covered with our picks of the week.

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Art&Seek Jr: Even MORE Things To Do Before You Say Goodbye To Summer

Yep. Summer is definitely winding down. If the wee ones haven’t already started school already, they’re definitely going back next week. But don’t worry, there’s still time to get in an adventure or two before the tardy bell rings. Continuing on our things-do-before-summer-is-over theme from last week, here are 6 more ways to make this a summer to remember.

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